All Posts in ‘Blog’

  • Choose the Childbirth Class That’s Right for You

    Monday, July 30th, 2012

    I hear from families all the time asking how they can find a class that is right for them. Here are some questions you might ask before choosing a Childbirth Preparation class.

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  • Parenting Memories – Anna Quindlen’s Essay Is True For Us All

    Monday, July 9th, 2012

    We all know that we have so much to be thankful for. But so often (at least for me) we get caught up in the stresses of everyday life and of all the things around us that we can see as not going smoothly. I am reminded of this again by two things that happened just this morning. The first is that a close friend, whom I don’t see nearly enough, sent me an article by Anna Quindlen that I have seen numerous times. The second was sitting next to Alexander as he reclined back in the dentist chair. My normally pretty strong 10 year old reached for my hand and held it tightly as he got his teeth cleaned. A simple act but one of safety and love.

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  • Totally Awesome Pregnancy Announcements – On YouTube

    Thursday, June 28th, 2012

    They can be sweet, surprising, romantic, or completely wacky… but for certain they are all about love. These are five of my favorite YouTube” Pregnancy Announcements”. They will make you smile all day!

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  • The Infamous Breast-Feeding Time Magazine Cover

    Thursday, May 31st, 2012

    You were probably sleeping, or working, or feeding kids, or any number of a million other things a couple of weeks ago… BUT if you are hanging out with me here then the odds are good that you had to have seen the cover of Time magazine. Once again, the topic of parenting and especially breast-feeding, sent opinions flying.

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  • A Chance Magical Happening

    Monday, April 2nd, 2012

    This is just simply the best story – ever. Every now and then something happens in life that is too perfect — too amazing. So perfect as to think that it can’t possibly be an accident.

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  • My Baby’s Birthday… Such Mixed Emotions… Part 1

    Monday, December 19th, 2011

    I haven’t been writing a whole lot about pregnancy lately but as this is a blog, the reality is that in addition to having a passion for pregnancy and birth, I am a mom, I am an only parent, and there is an awful lot to that.

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  • December Babies

    Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

    It is gray today. I realize that December is cold and often gray in lots of places, but here in San Francisco the fog is thick and the ground has been wet for days. This is a special and bittersweet time of year for me. Not so much because of the holidays but because my own baby (who will be turning eleven
    —yikes!) was born on December 19th.

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  • Taking A Minute

    Monday, October 24th, 2011

    Most of the time I find that my mind is working. Thinking. Wondering. Sometimes I share whatever is in there with others and sometimes I just keep it to myself.

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  • Birth Centers – An Excellent Blend of Home and Hospital Birth

    Monday, October 10th, 2011

    As you know, I am pretty outspoken about my concerns regarding homebirth. There is, however, an excellent blend of the comforts of homebirth with the safety of a hospital – a birth center. Although, the choice to have a more natural, nurse-midwife attended birth is frequently available in a hospital, it is a core principal in a birth center.

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  • Managing Labor Pain

    Monday, September 19th, 2011

    Labor is a natural — although challenging — process. No two women have the same degree of labor pain, and no two labors are exactly alike. Ultimately, you need to choose the pain relief option that’s right for you.

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